Sunday, April 29, 2007

“So You Wanna Be A Rockstar?” Online Auction & Willie Mae-ra-thon Benefit Concert Weekend

My writer friend Suzanne's been working with the Willie Mae Rock Camp for awhile. it's an organization dedicated to making girls into rock stars, with camps and workshops. They're got an online fundraising auction drive that's going on until May 7th. Read below and please check it out.

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is pleased to announce two upcoming fundraising events to raise money for scholarships to send girls to camp this summer.

The “So You Wanna Be A Rockstar” Online Auction is an opportunity for you and yours to get the hottest rock star hook ups – all for a good cause! Awesome items are on the block, including a guitar signed by the Beastie Boys, a bag by Marc Jacobs, weekend getaways, recording studio time, and much much more. The auction runs April 23 thru May 7. 100% of every winning bid will go straight to scholarship fund. Visit http://www.williemaerockcamp.cmarket.com


The auction is being held in conjunction with the first annual "Willie Mae-ra-thon" – a Benefit Weekend of shows and events, April 26-29 at venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan. 5 shows over 4 nights plus an afternoon matinee, starring nearly 30 bands, including Boyskout, Flying, Care Bears on Fire, The Shondes, Taigaa!, and Modrocket. From Union Pool to Cake Shop, Banjo Jim's and points in-between, come for the music, stay for the Online Auction Bidding Portals, Campfire, Singalongs, Kissing Booth, S’Mores & Trapeze Artistry! All proceeds go to the Willie Mae Rock Camp scholarship fund. A list of shows is below. Up-to-the-minute details can be found at www.williemaerockcamp.org/marathonwknd.html.

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is a non-profit music day camp serving girls ages 8-18 in New York City.

Schedule for the 2007 Willie Mae-ra-thon:

Thursday, April 26 at 8PM
Union Pool in Brooklyn
484 Union Avenue, (Union & Meeker, Bklyn)
$10 Suggested donation, 21+
w/ The Goddamn Rattlesnake, Madeline, Hogzilla & The Shondes
along with special guest -the fragrant, flagrant, and fabulous Fawn Doe on Trapeze!!


Friday April 27 at 9PM SHARP
Banjo Jim's at 9th & Ave. C
k. with Rose Thomson and Matt Schickele
$10 Suggested donation, 21+
K. is Karla Schickele of the band Ida, joined by drummer Ruth Keating and guitarist Matt Sutton of The Malarkies. Opening are Rose Thomson (The Walking Hellos and the M Shanghai String Band) and Matt Schickele (also of the M Shanghai String Band) performing solo sets.


Saturday April 28
Venue & time TBA
$15 Suggested donation, 21+
Taigaa, High Places, Rasa Radiata, & Boyskout, + Special guests

Sunday April 29 at 5PM
Cake Shop 152 Ludlow Street
ALL AGES
$10 Suggested donation
LEGS, Modrocket , Magnolia, Care Bears On Fire, Fiasco, The Bones Royal
Sunday April 29 at 8PM
Cake Shop 152 Ludlow Street
21+
$15 Suggested donation
Flying, Christy & Emily, Nymph, Lucibel Crater, Broadband, Zoie & Ava, + appearance by Ladies Rock Camp band Royal Pink!

For more information, visit www.williemaerockcamp.org